• Architecture

      After the Fire

      London Churches in the Age of Wren, Hawksmoor and Gibbs

      by Angelo Hornak (author)

      The Great Fire that swept through London in 1666 is estimated to have destroyed at least thirteen thousand houses and some eighty-eight churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral. But this tragedy had a silver lining: it presented Christopher Wren with the o

    • Individual artists, art monographs

      An Anthology of Mine

      by Rex Whistler (author)

      A facsimile edition of the ‘little anthology’ of favourite poems compiled and illustrated by Rex Whistler in 1923. This is a personal collection, hand-written and embellished, by a young artist who had recently discovered poetry. Rex Whistler was just eig

    • Social & cultural history

      At Home with the Soanes

      Upstairs, Downstairs in 19th Century London

      by Susan Palmer (author)

      The product of many years’ research by Susan Palmer, archivist to Sir John Soane’s Museum, At Home with the Soanes paints a detailed picture of the social and domestic life at Nos 12 & 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, in the early 19th century – how the b

    • Food & Drink

      Beside the Seaside

      by Carolyn Caldicott (author), Chris Caldicott (photographer)

      In Beside the Seaside Carolyn Caldicott’s mouthwatering recipes for fish and shellfish, picnics and packed lunches, beachside barbecues, homemade ice-cream - and more - combine with Chris Caldicott’s magical photographs to evoke glowing memories of long,

    • Gardening

      Beth Chatto's Shade Garden

      Shade-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest

      by Beth Chatto (author), Steve Wooster (photographer)

      First published as The Shade Garden by Cassell in 2002, this Pimpernel Classic edition includes new photography by Steve Wooster and a new introduction by Beth Chatto. ‘Most gardens have dark areas – a north-facing border, an area shaded by a hedge, fen

    • Architecture

      Bridges of the World

      by Marcus Binney (author)

      Bridges rank high among the world’s most loved landmarks. In Amazing Bridges Marcus Binney looks at bridges great and small around the world, illustrating examples of all dates and types, from the most ancient to the modern. It includes everything from s

    • Gardening

      Brilliant and Wild

      How to Make a Garden in a Year

      by Lucy Bellamy (author), Jason Ingram (photographer)

      With umbels, spires and bright button-like dots, new perennial planting is perfect for the beginner gardener; intensely beautiful, swift to establish, simple to upkeep, beloved by bees and incredible even in tiny spaces. Brilliant and Wild draws on

    • Embroidery crafts

      Colour Confident

      How to Create and Stitch Beautiful Colour Palettes

      by Karen Barbe (author)

      Any stitching project, no matter how simple, can be enhanced by a well-chosen colour palette. Textile designer Karen Barbe regularly teaches embroidery workshops and knows first-hand the fears and frustrations of beginners - as well as accomplished craft

    • Gardening

      Designing with Plants - The Great Dixter Way

      by Fergus Garrett (author), Carol Casselden (photographer)

      When the great gardening iconoclast Christopher Lloyd died in 2006, many wondered what would become of his world-famous garden, Great Dixter in Sussex. Until almost the end of his life Lloyd himself had felt that the best option would be just to let the g

    • History

      Family, Friendships, Landscapes

      by Hugh Cecil (author), Mirabel Cecil (author)

      The artist Rex Whistler (1905−1944) loved creating imaginary landscapes, whether for his murals or for portraits or book illustrations. But his inspiration came from the real landscapes of Italy, the architecture of Rome and, in England, from the countrys

    • Interior design, decor & style guides

      Fine Decorating

      Secrets of the Great Decorators

      by Martin Wood (author)

      Martin Wood, author of highly regarded and bestselling books on the work of Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler and Sister Parish among others, and a distinguished interior designer in his own right, has had privileged access to the greatest decorators of our ti

    • Flowers, Fruit and Birds

      by George Brookshaw (author)

      "A series of instructions for painting flowers, fruits and birds, and as the whole will be taken from Nature, and executed in an elegant taste, I cannot avoid indulging the hope, that those who honour my undertaking by using it as their guide, will acqui

    • Gardening

      Gardening Across the Pond

      Anglo-American Exchanges, from the Settlers in Virginia to Prairie Gardening

      by Richard Bisgrove (author)

      For four hundred years there has been a special relationship between Britain and what is now the United States of America in many aspects of life, not least in gardening. From the early settlers taking their familiar English plants to the New World and e

    • History of Art / Art & Design Styles

      Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

      Reality and Imagination

      by Judith Tankard (author)

      First published by Abrams in 2004. This Pimpernel Classic edition is revised by the author and completely re-designed, with new photography. The Arts and Crafts Movement gave gardens new definition as a harmonious component of the house. They were nev

    • Gardening

      Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood

      by Martin Wood (author), Judith Tankard (author)

      First published in the UK by Sutton Publishing in 1996 (and by Timber Press in the US), this Pimpernel Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography. Gertrude Jekyll was probably the most influential garden designer of the early twent

    • Photography & photographs

      Hands at Work

      by Sandra Lousada (author/photographer)

      Portrait photographer Sandra Lousada is best known for her iconic photographs of such stars as Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney, David Hockney and Julie Christie. Over the years, she has become as intrigued by hands - and what they reveal

    • Gardening

      Herterton House And a New Country Garden

      by Frank Lawley (author), Val Corbett (photographer)

      Frank and Marjorie Lawley have spent almost 40 years at Herterton House, a 16th century farmhouse on the Wallington Estate, near Cambo (birthplace of Capability Brown) in Northumberland. When they leased Herterton from the National Trust in 1976, the La

    • Portraits in art

      Julia Kay's Portrait Party

      Inspiration, tips and techniques for creating portraits

      by Julia Kay (author)

      This book has grown out of an international collaborative project known as Julia Kay's Portrait Party in which hundreds of artists from all over the world have come together online and made tens of thousands of portraits of each other, working from photog

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